Investigatory: Newton's Laws of Motion and Mousetrap Powered Car

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LAWS OF PHYSICS ON A
MOUSETRAP POWERED CAR

¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬___________________________________ An Investigatory Project
Presented to
the Faculty of St. Mary’s Academy of Guiuan
(Formerly Assumption Academy of Samar)
Guiuan, Eastern Samar

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In Partial Fulfilment of
the Requirements for the Course
Science and Technology 4
(Physics)
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by
FRANCES JOSIE P. GILBER
JULIENNE I. SANTOS
MARY ROSE T. ELLES
Researchers

JANUARY 2013

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CONTENT PAGE

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ACKNOWLEDGMENT

The researchers wishes to express their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the following persons who were kind and generous enough to extend their valuable assistance, support, patience, love and understanding all for the accomplishment of this study.

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this project is to determine how the laws of physics affect the movement of a mousetrap powered car. The laws of physics that can probably be found in this study are the three laws of motion, momentum, and the law of conservation of momentum. A mousetrap powered car is similarly a car. The only difference is it is more likely a prototype and is not battery powered and cannot travel great distances. The identification of the laws of physics in such circumstances can help promote them more and this project, the mousetrap powered car, can serve as a more accurate example of the said laws.

INTRODUCTION

The laws of physics teach us how the world works. However, in some circumstances, there is a problem on how to present concrete and accurate examples of the said laws for better learning.
There are video presentations that can aid learning of the said subjects but some schools find difficulties to present such presentations because of technology and money problems.
That is why this study aims to give a concrete and an accurate example – the Mousetrap Powered Car. I. Objective
To give a concrete and an accurate example/presentation of the laws of physics. II. Problem
This study, as was just stated, aims to give a concrete and an accurate example of the laws of physics to be able to help freshmen and senior students on their study of Integrated Science and Physics. However, before this can be implemented this study has to answer the following questions: •What are the laws of physics observed in the movement of the mousetrap powered car? •How do these laws affect the motion of the said car?

What could be a better alternative example for teaching physics and some of its laws to secondary students in order to promote better learning in a classroom environment?

III. Hypothesis
The laws of physics...
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